Persecution

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Globe Trot: Remembering an anniversary China's leaders would rather forget

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: Here’s the scene in Hong Kong on the 25th anniversary today of the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Beijing and other cities that were part of the mass…

June crackdown

By Byline withheld
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China | On the eve of today’s Tiananmen anniversary, arrests and beatings hit house church in China

Baptist missionary sentenced to lifetime of hard labor in North Korea

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | North Korea has sentenced South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung Wook (or Kim Jung Uk, according to North Korean spelling) to a lifetime of hard labor for…

Chinese Christians prepare for more church demolitions

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The Chinese government’s crackdown on Christians for building illegal churches has gone far beyond the widely publicized demolition of Sanjiang Church in…

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die gives birth to a baby girl in jail

By Leigh Jones
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Persecution | The Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to die for refusing to recant her faith gave birth this morning in a Khartoum prison to a baby girl she named Maya.

Shariah law increases oppression of Brunei’s Christians

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | The tiny Muslim monarchy of Brunei oppressed and restricted Christians and non-Muslims even before the ruler announced the implementation of a Shariah-based…

Globe Trot: Obama administration abandons U.S. toddler in Sudanese jail

By Mindy Belz
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International | SUDAN: The pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to death and 100 lashes for her refusal to recant her Christian faith, awaits in a Khartoum prison as an…

Saeed Abedini taken from hospital, returned to prison

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Persecution | After spending two months recovering in an Iranian hospital, Saeed Abedini has been returned to Rajai Shahr Prison, according to a report released today by…

Pregnancy buys time for pregnant Sudanese woman sentenced to die

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Sudanese Judge Abaas Al Khalifa sentenced a 27-year-old pregnant mother to death by hanging after she refused to recant her Christian faith earlier this…

Midday Roundup: More than 200 gay couples get Arkansas marriage licenses

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Awaiting a stay. More than 200 gay couples obtained Arkansas marriage licenses Monday after a judge tossed out the state’s 10-year-old same-sex marriage…

Tanzanian militants mimic Boko Haram’s terror tactics

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians and Muslims in the African nation of Tanzania united to call for a ban on an Islamic organization they likened to terrorist group Boko Haram.

Chinese Christians ‘Lay it bare!’

By Janie B. Cheaney
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China | Late last month, members of the Sanjiang church in Wenzhou, China, watched helplessly as bulldozers closed in on their brand-new, cross-topped,

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